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November 25, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Gives Transit Connect Vans for Hunger Relief

An artist's rendering of Dare to Care's Transit Connect cargo van, Photo: Ford

Ford will donate five Transit Connect cargo vans to select organizations that provide hunger relief services. The vans will help these organizations give to those in need during the upcoming holiday season and through the rest of 2015.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Ford, Cargo Vans, Charity, Compact Cargo Vans, Salvation Army

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Fusions, Mercury Milans for Fire Risk

Photo by NHTSA via Wikimedia Commons.

The recall covers 411,205 2010-2011 model-year Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Ford Fusion, 2010-MY, 2011-MY, Recalls, Ford, Mercury Milan, Full-Size Sedans

November 22, 2015 - Industry News

Video Tip: Driving Safely in High Winds

Some parts of the country have experienced high winds in recent days. Here's some advice from Ford and esurance on how to drive safely in such conditions.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Weather, Ford, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

Ford's Drugged Driving Suit Simulates Hazards

Infographic courtesy of Ford.

Ford is demonstrating the dangers of driving while under the influence of illegal street drugs with its Drugged Driving Suit, which simulates impairments caused by the use of cannabis, cocaine, heroin, and MDMA (Ecstasy).

Tags: Ford, Drugged Driving

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Escape Gets Engine, Safety Upgrades for 2017

Photo of 2017 Escape courtesy of Ford.

Ford is updating its Escape compact SUV with a pair of new engines, standard stop-start, safety options, and enhanced connectivity for the 2017 model year.

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford, L.A. Auto Show, Compact SUVs, 2017-MY

November 16, 2015 - Global News

Ford Targets Growth in Middle East and Africa

Ford Motor Company said it plans to accelerate new vehicle introductions in Middle East and Africa, leveraging the company’s One Ford global portfolio and targeting opportunities for growth in the car, utility, and truck segments.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Africa, Middle East

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

90% of Ford Vehicles Share Front Seat Architecture

Photo of 2016 Explorer cabin courtesy of Ford.

Nearly 90% of Ford vehicles sold in North America share a common front seat architecture that allows Ford to more easily implement features such as mutli-adjusting, massage, and heating/cooling that enhance vehicle comfort, according to a release.

Tags: Ford, Seats, Ford Fusion, Ford Escape, Ergonomics

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Ford First to Use Autonomous Driving Test City

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is the first automaker to test autonomous vehicles at Mcity, University of Michigan’s 32-acre simulated real-world urban environment, the company has announced.

Tags: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford, Vehicle Testing, Automated Driving, University of Michigan

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Investing $9B in Plants Under UAW Deal

Photo of 2015 F-150s coming off the line at the Kansas City Assembly plant courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. plans to invest $9 billion under a new four-year UAW contract that will result in new vehicles, engines, and transmissions, along with a commitment from Ford to create of retain 8,500 jobs.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Ford Ranger, Ford, Labor Unions, Assembly Plants

November 11, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Pro Trailer Backup Assist Wins CES Award

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The driver assistance feature on the 2016 Ford F-150 has won a CES 2016 Best of Innovation Award in the vehicle intelligence category.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Awards, Driver Assistance Systems, 2016-MY

November 4, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Licenses Robotic Test Driving Tech

Super Duty Robotic Testing, photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is licensing robotic test driving technology to other automakers, according to a press release by the automaker. The technology saves time and helps drivers with tasks like driving over curbs and through potholes in durability testing.

Tags: Vehicle Technology, Ford Super Duty, Ford, Automated Driving

October 28, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Edge, Lincoln MKX for Fire Risk

Photo of Ford Edge by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.

The recall covers more than 110,600 vehicles in the 2009 and 2010 model years.

Tags: Lincoln, 2009-MY, 2010-MY, Corrosion, Recalls, Lincoln MKX, Ford, Ford Edge, Luxury SUVs, Mid-Size SUVs

October 28, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls E-Series for Trailer Braking

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The recall affects 72 Ford E-Series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles in North America.

Tags: Recalls, Chassis Cab, Ford, Ford E-Series, Cutaway Vans, 2016-MY

October 14, 2015 - Industry News

Texas Auto Writers Name Top Trucks, SUVs

Photo of the 2016 Titan XD Pro-4X courtesy of Nissan.

The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) has named the diesel-powered 2016 Nissan Titan XD as the Truck of Texas, making it the first time a Nissan truck has earned the title.

Tags: Volvo XC90, Toyota Tacoma, TAWA, Ford, Nissan Titan, Mercedes-Benz Metris

October 12, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Sets Up Transit Van for Salvation Army

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The Salvation Army has been serving meals to homeless men and women using a donated Ford Transit van that's been equipped as a mobile kitchen for the non-profit group, Ford has announced.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Salvation Army, Non-Profit Fleets

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Fusion, MKZ Sedans for Fire Risk

Image of Ford Fusion courtesy of Ford.

The recall, affecting 658 vehicles in the U.S., will address fuel tanks that may be at risk for cracking during a collision.

Tags: Lincoln, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, Ford, Entry Luxury Cars, Mid-Size Sedans, 2016-MY

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Unexpected Braking

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The recall, covering 33,481 pickups in the U.S., will address a potential braking problem tied to the adaptive cruise control radar.

Tags: Ford F-150, Active Safety Systems, Recalls, Collision Avoidance Technology, Ford, Automatic Braking, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Adaptive Cruise Control, 2015-MY, Large Pickups

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Research Advances Connected-Car Tech

Illustration courtesy of Ford.

The automaker is collaborating with Russian scientists who have used multichannel connectivity principles to further develop space robot communications.

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Ford, Russia

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Unveils New Super Duty With Aluminum Body

Ford's 2017 Super Duty Photo: Ford

Ford introduced the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty with a number of enhancements including a lighter weight aluminum-alloy body.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Chassis Cab, Ford, Ford Super Duty

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

Video: Ford Edge Named Top Safety Pick

The redesigned mid-size SUV draws the highest possible score in four of five IIHS crashworthiness evaluations.

Tags: IIHS, Crash Tests, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Ford, Ford Edge, 2015-MY, Mid-Size SUVs

September 22, 2015 - Global News

Brazil's Automotive Market Continues to Struggle

Brazil's automotive market so far has fallen by a fifth this year, partly the result of a cash-strapped government's decision to curtail incentives meant to help the industry.

Tags: Economy, Ford, Brazil, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

2016 Edge to Debut Ford's Adaptive Steering

Photo of 2015 Edge Sport courtesy of Ford.

Ford will introduce adaptive steering to improve steering feel at various speeds on the 2016 Edge mid-size SUV, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford, Ford Edge, Steering System, Mid-Size SUVs, 2016-MY

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Ford to Add Next-Gen Aluminum Alloy to 2016 F-150

Photo of F-150 hood made from Alcoa's Micromill material courtesy of Ford.

Ford is collaborating with Alcoa to develop a new aluminum alloy for the 2016 F-150 pickup that's more formable and design-friendly that the earlier material.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

10 OEMs Vow to Make Automatic Braking Standard

General Motors now has 19 models that offer both forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking. Photo courtesy of GM.

The 10 companies are Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

Tags: Toyota, Audi, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Active Safety Systems, Mazda, IIHS, Volkswagen, Tesla Motors, Ford, General Motors, Automatic Braking, NHTSA

September 10, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Highlights How F-Series Shaped America

A 1962 Ford F-850 truck with concrete mixer at a job site. Photo: Ford Archives

Ford recently highlighted how the F-Series has been a part of the U.S. workplace for nearly a century.

Tags: Fleet History, Ford F-Series, Ford, Ford F-150


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